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Re: Lex Flu - Why Haven't Doctors Heard of It?

Posted by KathrynLex on January 7, 2004, at 14:40:00

In reply to Re: Lex Flu - Why Haven't Doctors Heard of It?, posted by nicky847 on January 7, 2004, at 12:11:36

Both of nicky's suggestions make sense to me. I just can't help but wonder why my doc didn't draw the same conclusions. But I was told that the Lex and flu symptoms were completely unrelated. The doc never even suggested that my flu could be explained in either way nicky mentioned. I'm wondering if my doc is horribly uninformed or if it was simply coincidence that I got sick right as I started taking Lex.

> I havent experienced the "Lex Flu" but I think it can be explained in 1 of 2 ways...
> 1. The body's immune system is weakened due to the shock of adjusting to the Lex..(many people also experience flu-like systems when coming OFF of an SSRI so I think this is the most likely explanation)..making it less able to fight off viruses..and there is alot of flu going around right now..
> or
> 2. The body reacts to Lex as a pathogen and releases an immune response (fever, histamine, etc.)
> to me either explanation makes sense..
> > About my second week of taking 10 mg of Lex I came down with horrible flu symptoms. My doc said it was a coincidence that I came down with something right as I started taking the drug. But a lot of people on this board have had a similar experience. Why haven't doctors heard of this if it is so common?




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